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Turkish-backed forces have taken control of half of al-Bab, leaving fewer than 100 jihadists in the town, the Turkish defense minister, Fikri Isik, said on Wednesday. He added that those who remain “are very dangerous people. Some are snipers, some are potential suicide bombers.”

Government and opposition delegations are in Geneva today for the first U.N.-sponsored peace talks in nearly a year, BBC News reported.

Russia is open to discussing safe zones in Syria with the U.S. if the Syrian government agrees to coordinate, according to Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov, the Associated Press reported.

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